#Trekkers Journey’s trek to Tung & Tikona 2 Fort on Sunday 12 November 2017 (Leaving 11 Nov ni8).
~Event Date : 12 November 2017 (Leaving 11 Nov ni8).
~Region : Lonavala
~Type : Hill Forts
~Grade & Endurance level : Medium
~Meeting Point : Dadar/Sion/Vashi/Panvel
~DEPARTURE :- Saturday 11 Nov 11:30 PM
~ARRIVAL: Sunday 12 Nov 2017 21:00 pm
~Cost : 1350 /- (Group Discount for minimum 5 )
Tung Fort :3000 ft
Tung fort is also named Kathingad fort. The word "Kathin" in Marathi means difficult. While climbing, one can experience the difficult challenge of reaching this fort. The fort is conical and has steep climbs with a very narrow route on the edge of the mountain throughout.
Tung Fort was built before 1600 CE. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but was captured by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is small, and not able to hold more than 200 troops at a time. As such, it would not have been able to defend itself on its own for a long time. Its shape and structure suggest that its main function was as a watchtower guarding the road to Pune city. The Dhamale family, one of the Deshmukh from the Maval region, was charged with ensuring the security of Tung Fort. During invasion, it served to provide a temporary distraction for invaders. Thus, the major forts of Visapur and Lohagad would have time to prepare themselves to meet the invading army. This fort served as a watchtower in the past because from top of the fort, a lot of area in the Maval region of the Pawana and Mulshi valleys can be seen, and thus, from the top of the fort, a watch on these areas can be kept.
Tikona Fort : 3850 ft
Tikona (Marathi: तिकोना) also known as Vitandgad). The route is very safe and wide. There are few trees on the trekking route.
It takes about an hour to reach the entrance gate of the fort.There are very steep and high,which makes the climb a thrilling experience.There is very less space on the fort.
Little is known about the origins of this fort. There is a vihara on the fort datable to circa seventh-eight centuries A.D. Malik Ahmad Nizam Shah I of the Nizam Shahi dynasty conquered the fort in 1585 and annexed it to the Nizam territory.
In 1657, Shivaji Maharaj brought the whole of Konkan, which had been Nizam territory, under his control when he conquered Tikona along with the forts of Karnala, Lohgad, Mahuli, Songad, Tala, and Visapur. This fort was a strategic nexus: the centre of control for the entire Pawana Mawal region. In 1660, Dhamale family, the Deshmukhs from Maval region were charged with ensuring the security of fort Tikona. Jaysingh invaded the region in 1665 and attacked the local villages but the forts held out. Tikona fort was surrendered to the Mughal warrior Kubadkhan, who had attacked the region together with Halal Khan and others, according to the Treaty of Purandar signed on 12 June 1665. Kubad Khan took over the fort on 18 June but it was later recaptured by the Marathas. In 1682 King Sambhaji met Aurangzeb's son Akbar. After the meeting the Akbar was offered to stay on Tikona fort, however he was shifted to Jaitapur as the climate didn't suit him. A small battle was fought by Maratha army with British in 1818, before it was captured by the later.
Fees : 1350 rs.
FEE includes: Mumbai to Mumbai transport
Breakfast + Lunch + Evening snacks
First aid, Certified person guidance.
FEEs DO NOT INCLUDES :
1] Cold drinks & mineral water, Private orders in hotel.
2] Insurance coverage, Medical expenses other than First Aid.
3) everything which not included in Includes.
Things to Carry :
Id Proof Compulsory
1)Water Bottle (2 Litre) Must
2)Dry Food (snacks) ready to eat..
3) Personal Medicines /personal First aid kit If any
4) Cap, goggle, Sunscreen etc.
5) Sport shoes./ No Kitos or sandals
6) Electral powder / Glucon D / Tang
8) Bag to carry all this thing.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas. 9)Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
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